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Is the BBC washing its hands of staff on Songs of Praise?
Is the BBC washing its hands of staff on Songs of Praise?

24 April 2017

BECTU is today asking if the BBC wants to wash its hands of staff on Songs of Praise after managers awarded production of the long-running series to new providers.

Freelancers' Fair: why you need to book now!
Freelancers' Fair: why you need to book now!

22 April 2017

You're craving new contacts and enthusiastic for a better understanding of the challenges facing film and TV freelancers. Join us for our Freelancers' Fair (Friday 19 May, Royal Institution, London) a...

Donald John Salter, boom operator, RIP
Donald John Salter, boom operator, RIP

22 April 2017

Former boom operator, Donald John Salter, better known as John Salter, has died; he passed away on Saturday 1 April after a brief stay in Kingston Hospital.

Five Picturehouse cinemas to strike on Easter Saturday
Five Picturehouse cinemas to strike on Easter Saturday

13 April 2017

Staff at five Picturehouse cinemas are to strike on Easter Saturday in the continuing struggle to secure the London Living Wage. A press release giving more details is set out below.

BECTU to ballot members on Independent TV Drama Agreement
BECTU to ballot members on Independent TV Drama Agreement

13 April 2017

BECTU has begun consultation on a proposed agreement to govern the employment of crew working in UK TV drama (Thursday 13 April). BECTU members will be balloted in May with a recommendation from the u...

National Minimum & Living Wage to increase from 1 April
National Minimum & Living Wage to increase from 1 April

31 March 2017

The government's pay rates for National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage are set to increase tomorrow.

Union unveils ratecard project for live events
Union unveils ratecard project for live events

29 March 2017

A new project aimed at boosting rates of pay for freelancers working in live events is getting underway.

BECTU asks BBC to pause Compete and Compare
BECTU asks BBC to pause Compete and Compare

27 March 2017

BECTU is calling on the BBC to pause its Compete and Compare policy after the future of its Religion and Ethics department was thrown into doubt by the decision to outsource Songs of Praise.

Creatives back call for Picturehouse living wage boycott
Creatives back call for Picturehouse living wage boycott

23 March 2017

Low paid workers fighting for the Living Wage at Picturehouse cinemas have received a great boost to their campaign. Their call for a boycott of the Picturehouse circuit, owned by Cineworld, has won t...

Unions boycott broadcasters’ diversity plan
Unions boycott broadcasters’ diversity plan

14 March 2017

BECTU and the Writers Guild have resolved to boycott the broadcasters’ Project Diamond diversity initiative. Their press release is set out below.

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